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Federal Drive Interviews -- March 5, 2013
Tuesday - 3/5/2013, 9:24am EST
program director for CyberPatriot
The next generation of cyber warriors might still be in braces or learning how to drive. But they've got computer skills the nation needs. They're coming to Washington to compete in a national high school cyber competition. Cyber Patriot is intended to inspire teens to enter the Science Technology Engineering and Math or STEM fields.
Petrillo and Powell
Now that the budget cuts are on the books, the pace of government may slow to a crawl. The Pentagon alone plans to furlough nearly 800,000 employees one day a week beginning next month. Joe Petrillo, a procurement lawyer at Petrillo and Powell, says contractors should have some patience.
vice president for policy
Partnership for Public Service
Less than a week into the sequester and the possibility of furloughs seems very real. Some federal employees already have received furlough notices. If you find yourself in that situation, don't panic. John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, has some tips.
assistant secretary for administration
Department of Health and Human Services
People at the Department of Health and Human Services are biting their nails, and the tension isn't just because of the federal budget problems. There's a fierce competition going on. Six employees say they've figured out ways to solve some of the nation's most difficult health-care problems. But, just like in the reality shows, only one can win. Ned Holland, assistant secretary for administration at HHS, talks about the HHS Innovates People's Choice Awards.
MORE FROM THE FEDERAL DRIVE
- Air Force cuts aviation support at public events (Air Force)
- Pentagon to furlough teachers, cut commissary time (Federal News Radio)
- Arlington National Cemetery to share design for Millennium expansion project (Army)